RAWALPINDI: As monsoon rains continue to lash the city on Thursday, the Karachi administration has requested Pakistan Army for assistance in conduct of rescue and relief activities in the city.

“Karachi administration requested army for assistance in managing torrential rain effect in city,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Thursday.

Army, the military’s media wing added, is extending full assistance and water extraction pumps have been immediately given. “The COAS directs provision of all out assistance for helping citizens,” it said.

According to the media reports, at least ten people were killed so far in the city, mostly from electrocution. Meanwhile, commuters are facing difficulties reaching offices while majority of schools remained closed. In view of the precarious weather conditions in various parts of the province, the officials in Pakistan’s Meteorological Department (MET) office in Karachi has predicted heavy showers on Friday as well.